Before the 2020 season, College Park's Marcus Scott II was off the grid.
Like off the grid.
"When I got on varsity, I wasn't 'the guy'," Scott said. "I was blessed with good height (6-foot-2), but I had to turn myself into 'the guy'. I was fast but needed to become more fluid and athletic, and I worked really hard on it."
Heck, College Park was off the grid, having never won their district and only beating their rival The Woodlands once in its 15-year school history.
Since the arrival of coach Lonnie Madison, who coincidently played at The Woodlands and Texas A&M, he has turned the Cavalier program around in four short years.
In that time, he's also produced lineman Joshua Bankhead, who is on the two-deep at Texas A&M, and 2021 grad Dylan Hazen, who is headed to Wake Forest.
Scott is now 'the guy' after having a breakout junior season, but he didn't have any recruiting stars. He recently committed to LSU. So, what gives?
"My mom is my Social Media advisor," Scott laughed. "We basically kept it simple. I put a highlight video from my season and tagged every school I wanted to go to and their assistant coaches."
LSU DB coach Corey Raymond responded.
"Coach Raymond said he was just chilling and looking through his notifications and found my highlight and the info in my bio," he said. "He reached out and we started a relationship. They offered me and I committed. He said he looked for players he wanted – he doesn't look at what stars they have.
"I did my research and LSU is the real 'Defensive Back University'. No other college is really close. Just watching all the players come through there and how they play with tenacity and aggression – it was something I wanted to be a part of."
Seems simple, right?
So, what's the rest of the story?
Scott's father, Marcus Scott, played DB at Oklahoma and his sister Reagan plays soccer at Prairie View A&M. His grandmother was a track star and his aunt is Brittney Scott – who was a first-team Conference USA basketball star at the University of Houston.
Did we mention that his cousin is NFL vet Earl Thomas?
Scott is also a track star, running the 200 and 400-meters.
"Marcus deserves everything he receives," coach Lonnie Madison said. "He's smart, he works hard and he's a leader. He put the work in to get where he wanted to. He's only going to get better and that's scary as a 6-foot-2, 170-pound DB with track speed."
He's on the grid now.
VYPE Class 6A Helmet Stickers powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine: Week 10 (Nov. 27-28)
Welcome to a new VYPE feature for the 2020 football season - VYPE Helmet Stickers powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine! Every week, VYPE will scour the stat sheets of the previous week and find the top performers.
Class 6A teams went into Week 10 and wow there were some amazing performances! See who earned VYPE Helmet Stickers this week. Here are the selections.
REVIOUS HELMET STICKER SELECTIONS
- Week 1 (Sept. 24-27)
- Week 2 (Oct. 1-3)
- Week 3 (Oct. 8-10)
- Week 4 (Oct. 15-17)
- Week 5 (Oct. 22-24)
- Week 6 (Oct. 29-31)
- Week 7 (Nov. 3-5
- Week 8 (Nov. 12-14)
- Week 9 (Nov. 19-21)
Dylon DeAngelo (@DylonDeAngelo) - College Park
Dylon DeAngelo showed heart. He showed strength. Just days after the unexpected death of his father, Dylon was back on the field for College Park. In a game with the District 13-6A Championship on the line, DeAngelo got some carries in the second half. With 2:03 to go, DeAngelo ran in what would be eventually the game-winning touchdown. DeAngelo was hoisted up by his teammates and carried off. DeAngelo's touchdown won College Park its first-ever district title. This young man deserves every single VYPE Helmet Sticker this week.
Dematrius Davis (@Dematrius09) - North Shore
TOUCHDOWN @NSNationFB: @AuburnFootball commit @Dematrius09 does his thing. A little hurdle and he’s GONE!! 51 yards to the house. 3rd rushing TD today for him. #txhsfb— vypehouston (@vypehouston) November 27, 2020
2nd - 2:44@NSSH_Mustangs - 49@AHSEagleFB - 7@MaxPreps @SimoneEli_TV @KPRC2RandyMc @ShadrachBanks pic.twitter.com/wFeYUtYliI
In the regular season finale for North Shore last week, Dematrius Davis put on a show. In the first half alone Davis had three rushing scores and a passing touchdown. One of those rushes included the 51-yarder above, where he slightly hurdled a sliding defender and then turned on the jets. Davis has continuously shown this season his ability to run the ball effectively. By the end of the game, Davis finished 14 of 23 for 320 yards and two scores and rushed for another 135 yards and three scores. For the season, Davis passed for 2,453 yards and 26 scores and has rushed for another 529 yards and 12 touchdowns. According to our stats, Davis needs just 564 more passing yards this season to surpass 10,000 for his high school career. He also only needs 299 more yards rushing to hit the 3,000 yard mark for his career.
Dylan Goffney (@GoffneyDylan) - Bridgeland
💥TOUCHDOWN BEARS💥@GoffneyDylan BREAKS EVERY TACKLE and takes it the distance for a Bridgeland touchdown. Two point conversion is no good, and the Bears lead it 34-29 now with 4:47 left in the game.@tommy_yarrish | #TXHSFB pic.twitter.com/vHdwCfl8pp— vypehouston (@vypehouston) November 28, 2020
In Bridgeland's signature 41-29 victory over Cy-Fair last week, which helped the Bears finish the regular season undefeated at 10-0, Dylan Goffney had himself a night. The SMU-commit finished with 181 yards and two touchdowns on eight catches. Goffney was targeted 13 times in the game and had only one drop. He also converted four first downs. Goffney in the play above showed off his skill, first making an acrobatic catch and then shedding two tacklers on the way to the endzone. Having Goffney back healthy is a big deal for Bridgeland as they head into the playoffs.
AJ Abbott (@A_xbbo) - Stratford
AJ Abbott had a stellar game against Clear Brook last week in a 17-14 victory for the Spartans. Abbott finished the game 11 of 19 for 179 yards. That's a nice game for the Stratford quarterback.
Kameron Kincheon (@DaRealDealKam) - C.E. King
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/B1hSXXdogE— GrahamSlam Graphics 🔥📷 (@graham_torey) November 27, 2020
Kameron Kincheon last week had a big game last week against Beaumont West Brook where the Panthers won it 66-41. Kincheon in the game went 8 of 14 for 151 yards and 5 touchdowns in the win. Nice game for Kincheon.
Article Powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is Houston's leading provider of orthopedic services — from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation — to manage all musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services with a high standard of excellence for elite athletes and active adults alike. We specialize in treating athletes of all kinds, ages and experience levels, from students and recreational, to professional athletes and performers. Houston Methodist serves as the official health care provider for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Rice Athletics, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera.